Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It's Wednesday....and it's Sweet!!

It's time for another Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch challenge this week! We are happy to announce that we have a sponsor for this week and there are prizes to be won!!



Our great sponsor this week is Jen from Say it With Stamps. She makes incredible sentiments and word art that are created digitally and perfect to use with your stamped creations! Here is a closeup of one of her button sentiments that I used on today's project. You can purchase this and other stamps of hers HERE!


She has graciously offered the winner of this challenge to choose 2 months of her releases to receive for FREE. That lucky winner can choose from Aug & Sept, Sept & Oct, etc. OR pick and choose up to $10 worth of digistamps from her store.


Here is the sketch that we were given this week...






And here is the card that I created based on the sketch...

Because Jen's digistamps contain only words and sentiments, we had the liberty of using any other image stamps that we chose to. The stamp set that I used to create this scene is from Sweet N Sassy Stamps' Happy Harvest set. It is an acrylic stamp set that comes with multiple fall-themed stamps. Please visit the SNSS blog for today's post where you will see more details about this card including how I used the masking technique to create this scene.

To create the sign you see for the scene, I made my own sign base from a scrap of paper and distressed and inked the edges to give it a worn look. I stamped the sign lettering from the Happy Harvest set. To make the post that the sign is on, I used part of the fence post as my piece of wood. The papers I used are from the Recollections Autumn Paper pad. The images were all colored using Copic Markers.

The stitches that I put on each side of the main image panel are cross-stitches. They are very easy to do, but in case you don't know how to do it, I wanted to share it with you.

I have created a tutorial in pdf form that you can download from here...

Cross-Stitch Tutorial

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Now, please go over to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog so you can visit the rest of the DT's submissions. And then, be sure to create a card of your own using today's sketch and then enter it onto the SSW blog with Mr. Linky so you can be eligible to win this week's prizes!

Have a great day and may your bucket be overflowing with all the sweet things that Wednesday's bring!

10 comments:

Teri said...

Hiya,
This card is gorgeous! I love the pumpkin stamp you used, and the colours are fab!
Have a great day!
Hugs,
Teri x

Sandy said...

This is an AMAZING card. You can tell it took time to create the scene but you also took the time for the extra touches! I love the criss cross stitches on the side! The card is just beautifully done!

Erin Bigler said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Kelly! Love all your details, the coloring, all of it!

mulberry station said...

Beautiful card kelly. I love the stitching and those sweet pumpkins. Wonderful job on the coloring.

PaperCrafty said...

Fabulous card Kelly!! I love your coloring and how you used the button hole is perfect with the sketch. Great job!!

Katie Skiff said...

That is so cute!! Great job on the coloring, that is perfect!! WOW!!

Arlana said...

Such a sweet card kelly. I love the stitching and those sweet pumpking. Wonderful job on the coloring. The added sign is just to cute. Great job on your card as always. Thanks for all you do Arlana

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What a fun card! First off, I love the buttons and stitches but, I have to say the colors are so wonderful!

sweetbloominscraps said...

Kelly, your card is wonderful. I love your Happy Harvest set and the way you masked your scene...great detail with the cross stitching and the sentiment and buttons!

Kelli said...

Oh I love this card so much! I am such a sucker for pumpkins!